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Dataset Title:  Global Drifter Program - Climatology - Monthly Means Subscribe RSS
Institution:  NOAA/AOML & Univ. Miami   (Dataset ID: drifter_monthlymeans)
Information:  Summary ? | License ? | FGDC | ISO 19115 | Metadata | Background (external link) | Files | Make a graph
 
Dimensions ? Start ? Stride ? Stop ?  Size ?    Spacing ?
 ClimatologicalMonth (count) ?      12    1.0 (even)
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 longitude (degrees_east) ?      1440    0.25 (even)
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 latitude (degrees_north) ?      632    0.25 (even)
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Grid Variables (which always also download all of the dimension variables) 
 U (Zonal velocity, meters per second) ?
 V (Meridional velocity, meters per second) ?
 SST (Sea surface temperature, degree_C) ?
 eU (Standard error of zonal velocity, meters per second) ?
 eV (Standard error of meridional velocity, meters per second) ?
 eSST (Standard error of sea surface temperature, degree_C) ?

File type: (more information)

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The Dataset Attribute Structure (.das) for this Dataset

Attributes {
  ClimatologicalMonth {
    Int32 actual_range 0, 11;
    String long_name "Climatological Month with values ranging 0-11, 0-January, 1-February, 2-March, etc";
    String standard_name "time";
    String units "count";
  }
  longitude {
    UInt32 _ChunkSizes 1440;
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lon";
    Float64 actual_range -179.875, 179.875;
    String axis "X";
    String coordinates "Lat";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Longitude";
    String standard_name "longitude";
    String units "degrees_east";
    Float64 valid_max 179.875;
    Float64 valid_min -179.875;
  }
  latitude {
    UInt32 _ChunkSizes 632;
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lat";
    Float64 actual_range -72.875, 84.875;
    String axis "Y";
    String coordinates "Lat";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Latitude";
    String standard_name "latitude";
    String units "degrees_north";
    Float64 valid_max 84.875;
    Float64 valid_min -72.875;
  }
  U {
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 0.5;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -0.5;
    String long_name "Zonal velocity";
    String units "meters per second";
    Float64 valid_max 2.5308;
    Float64 valid_min -1.748;
  }
  V {
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 0.5;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -0.5;
    String long_name "Meridional velocity";
    String units "meters per second";
    Float64 valid_max 2.1109;
    Float64 valid_min -1.9596;
  }
  SST {
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 32.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 0.0;
    String long_name "Sea surface temperature";
    String standard_name "sea_surface_temperature";
    String units "degree_C";
    Float64 valid_max 40.8471;
    Float64 valid_min -35.9601;
  }
  eU {
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 0.1;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 0.0;
    String long_name "Standard error of zonal velocity";
    String units "meters per second";
    Float64 valid_max 3.4677;
    Float64 valid_min 0.0014787;
  }
  eV {
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 0.1;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 0.0;
    String long_name "Standard error of meridional velocity";
    String units "meters per second";
    Float64 valid_max 2.8693;
    Float64 valid_min 0.0051301;
  }
  eSST {
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 1.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 0.0;
    String long_name "Standard error of sea surface temperature";
    String units "degree_C";
    Float64 valid_max 59.9411;
    Float64 valid_min 0.017175;
  }
  NC_GLOBAL {
    String author "Laurindo, Mariano, and Lumpkin (2017), Deep-Sea Res. I, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2017.04.009";
    String cdm_data_type "Grid";
    String Conventions "COARDS, CF-1.10, ACDD-1.3";
    String creator_email "aoml.webmaster@noaa.gov";
    String creator_name "NOAA/AOML & Univ. Miami";
    String creator_type "institution";
    String creator_url "https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/";
    String datadate "Climatology uses data through 28-Feb-2023";
    String date2 "File created 21-Aug-2023 09:38:21";
    String description "Monthly Means of Drifter Data";
    Float64 Easternmost_Easting 179.875;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_max 84.875;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_min -72.875;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_resolution 0.25;
    String geospatial_lat_units "degrees_north";
    Float64 geospatial_lon_max 179.875;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_min -179.875;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_resolution 0.25;
    String geospatial_lon_units "degrees_east";
    String history 
"2024-07-15T20:36:20Z (local files)
2024-07-15T20:36:20Z https://erddap.aoml.noaa.gov/gdp/erddap/griddap/drifter_monthlymeans.das";
    String infoUrl "https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/";
    String institution "NOAA/AOML & Univ. Miami";
    String keywords "aoml, atlantic, data, drifter, earth, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature, error, eSST, european, laboratory, latitude, longitude, meridional, meteorological, miami, monthlymeans, noaa, ocean, oceanographic, oceans, science, sea, sea_surface_temperature, SST, standard, surface, temperature, time, union, university, velocity, zonal";
    String keywords_vocabulary "GCMD Science Keywords";
    String license "Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) This study used data collected and made freely available by the NOAA Global Drifter Program (https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/gdp/) accessed from https://erddap.aoml.noaa.gov/gdp/erddap/index.html";
    Float64 Northernmost_Northing 84.875;
    String sourceUrl "(local files)";
    Float64 Southernmost_Northing -72.875;
    String standard_name_vocabulary "CF Standard Name Table v70";
    String summary "Monthly Means of Drifter Data. Please note, this dataset does not include the variable N, or number of drifter-days per square degree. To retrieve the variable N, use the variable N in the Climatology - Annual Means dataset. NOAA/Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) & Univ. Miami data from a local source. Cite dataset using https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2017.04.009";
    String title "Global Drifter Program - Climatology - Monthly Means";
    String version "3.10";
    Float64 Westernmost_Easting -179.875;
  }
}

 

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